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Enjoy my art! One of my one of a kind belt buckles featuring St Joseph and his prayer.

I find much of my inspiration comes from personal experience. After all, to convey some of my thoughts and ideas I most likely would have had to experience them to get a full understanding and express my thoughts through my own words to get a message to you from what I know and understand to ‘be’. 

I have mentioned before that the true undeniable fact of getting spiritually strong takes much practice. I have been praying and meditating for many years now. I am glad I started when I did, but knowing now what strength it has given me in so many areas of my life, I wish I started sooner. To pray, to get more ‘tuned in’ to the universe and God and all things spiritual gives you such a clear sense of what is important, how to proceed and where to turn to get guidance and help.

I was inspired to write about a frightening experience I had back in 2008 on a flight that had to have an emergency landing. We hear about emergency landings all the time. Many are a change in flight plans, something happening on board that causes a reroute like a medical emergency …. not many of them are a full on emergency situations in which the crew is so rattled, they can’t even speak and go through the emergency crash procedures with you. This was the kind of emergency landing I was in.

The cabin phone rang (I was in row 5). The flight attendant picked it up and turned white. Said a few words and hung up the phone trembling uncontrollably. Fumes filled the cabin and the announcements start … The attendants were going up and down the aisle “When we yell brace… Cross your hands in front of you clasping the seat or grab your knees.” In a panicked state the 2  attendants walked up and down the aisles repeating this over the course of the event about three times. I’m sure they were on auto drive, in a hyper sensitive state thinking this would never happen … The plane was surprisingly silent, except for a baby crying. It is remarkable to see how people react in extreme situations …. The hollywood version I’m sure would depict screaming and crying… and people demanding to know what is going on. But in real life, all was quite except for the repetition of the emergency drill from the attendants.

I don’t know what passengers were thinking. We were on the way to the Ft Lauderdale airport and had to land in the first airport right inside Florida from Newark. It was a good twenty-five minutes before we touched ground from the initial announcement. As soon as you can see the runway, fire trucks and ambulances lined the path awaiting our arrival. Although, at the time and judging by the panic in the faces of our attendants, we did not think we were going to arrive.

Through this ordeal, I remember as clear as it happened yesterday, I was thinking…’This is not happening. This is not happening today. It’s not the time. I have a future ahead of me and I have kids that I’m going to have and my whole life did not include this in it’s plans.’ I just close my eyes and breathed. People around me were crying silently and I’m sure …. praying. I knew this was not going to happen to me today. I told the woman next to me it is OK all is going to be fine.

Well, we landed and firemen entered the plane then they finally let us off after they checked the plane … no explanation… no direction. They said a bus would be waiting for us to take us to our destination.

Well, I was there for a business trip one day meeting and flying back to NJ that evening… They didn’t even give us the option to board another carrier to finish our flight. Well, that was me and my hostility of this event ….

My point in sharing this with you was during the actual event, I knew in my heart that I had more to do here and my mission was not completed.

I knew my guidance and direction. My purpose and mission were concrete in my soul. If I had not prayed and built my spiritual core up, what would I have clung too at this time of extreme fear?

People were in the terminal crying and on the floor on their knees, punching the wall … this in fact was a very near death experience for many people that lasted almost a half an hour.

I am grateful to the pilots who got us on the ground safely, but for the crew who was aware of the seriousness and could not control their primal fear of the possibility of dying that day, made me feel horrible for those who were not ready for this in their lives.

Are you prepared to face the unknown? You think you have issues on the daily basis. Bills, small health issues, family and friend issues… Are you dealing with an unexpected extreme event? Do you feel helpless… I mean HELPLESS? Being on a plane in the middle of the sky and you’re not driving, that’s prime ‘helpless’ right there sister/brother! If you do feel helpless one day, how will you handle it? I know that my foundation through prayer, faith and believing that my future would be what I had envisioned it to be, was the rock. My belief in God delivering me the blessings that he instilled in my heart through my faith,was my hope that got me through that event.

Since I don’t consider myself a writer, I just supply you with my inspirations… My vocabulary cannot convey the ‘peaceful terror’ of this situation. The fact that a plane that was two-thirds full was quiet and calm cannot illustrate (by hollywood standards) the sheer terror that possessed the passengers this day and perhaps for long after.

Well, that’s my story. Even writing this I got real shook up and started to cry. I was scary indeed. Thankfully I know God and I have faith. So my other everyday issues are a breeze. Nothing is permanent. Solutions exist. Life goes on. My day can be filled with gratitude or complaining about what I don’t have. The choice is mine. I decided that day that I was going to arrive safely. I did.

This is not only a blog, but a group initiative to pray and pass on blessings! Read my first post to find out how you can get involved and be part of this mission to spread love:

https://blessingsgoround.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/introduction-to-blessings-go-round-how-to-receive-a-rosary-from-fatima/

I am an angel. An inspiring story based on real life events.

Guardian Angels Hand Painted Tanks by Anna Pereira

One day when I was walking about spreading my blessings, the devil came up behind me. He saw my big beautiful wings and was so envious. He tried to rip them off, but only got aways with a few feathers. You see, as he reached for my divine wings, that have been given to be by God himself, coming from a  sacred source, and the devil from evil, he was cut by them. My feathers cut him like razors as his intention to touch me was to do me harm. Those few I lost did hurt, but they grew back. The scars the devil bears from reaching for such opulence out of envy, to take what was not intended for him, will be with him forever.

I saw a child that was in need of comfort and nourishment of the spirit. I wrapped my wings around him and calm, peace and love filled the child. My wings were soft and silken to the touch of the child. Wrapping him in magnificent bliss.

Being an angel is not an easy task. Sometimes I get hurt through the process of identifying evil. The child could have been the devil in disguise, but never do I give up doing good and giving when I can for the benefits of joy and gratitude far outweight a temporary pain.

This metaphoric story is based on a real life inspiration of people who I have encountered in life. Be vigilant of those who try to walk with you. Always be giving and bless those around you. Know that not all who are the intended recipient of your blessings appreciate them and they may even hurt you after you were so giving.

Practice love and forgiving. Be grateful for the power you have to be full of strength and inspiration. Keep giving and shining your light where it is dark. Grace and positive spirit will always keep you strong.

Blessings Go Round is more than my blog to inspire you through visual content, it is intended to inspire you spiritually. I have purchased 10 rosary necklaces from Fatima Portugal and have sent them to ten willing custodians who are praying on them and connecting with spirit. Would you like to join us? The waiting list has started and if you would like to join ‘Blessings Go Round the Initiative’ then please see the very first post in my blog:

https://blessingsgoround.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/introduction-to-blessings-go-round-how-to-receive-a-rosary-from-fatima/

GREAT NEWS! Friday will be my first report on miracles that manifested for Cat P. in WI, USA. Please watch for Friday’s post to read a magnificent story as told by her of her experience with her Fatima rosary. Truly inspiring.

Creating positive energy means removal of toxins; this includes people. Please enjoy my handpainted 'Energy' tank top as you read this post 🙂

How do we create a more harmonious space for ourselves? How do we find peace and serenity in a world filled with noise, pollution and toxins? I have to admit, I spend a lot of time alone meditating and praying and I am very blessed to have the environment to practice my prayer and well-being in. This is where I get my messages and feel a sense of peace, calm and guidance. I do thank God for the space I am provided with so I can practice being a better person through my spiritual connection.

What if you don’t have that space due to your environment. I admit it makes it much more difficult. I can suggest to you to go to a park,wake up early before anyone else rises or find a vacant space to meditate and pray in. Is it possible? Can you find that place to connect to spirit and be at peace? If we search we can all find a little nook. This is vital. To really connect and free yourself of the agitating stresses around you are, peace calm and a positive vibe is paramount in achieving a successful meditation and prayer session.

I would like to address one toxin in particular in this post. This is the worst one of all because it is ever-changing and hard to escape; a toxic person.

Sometime we feel guilty for them as we are being manipulated. Sometimes we are the ones that make ourselves feel that we need to be there for them since they always have an issue. Health, money, family, work, etc. I want you to understand I’m not talking about someone who is calling you once in  blue moon to talk about an issue or crossroad in their life, and then you have a hundred more positive communications with them. In fact it is a most divine blessing when our loved ones call upon us to seek guidance and we can genuinely help them.  I am talking about someone who you have come to know as always looking at the negative side of things; one who is always sick or complaining; nothing is ever their fault; they never seem to make good decisions; talks about themselves all the time and never once asks how you are and if they do berates your decisions and blames you for being in your situation. The list goes on, but you get the idea of my definition of a toxic person.

Do not be duped by the ability these toxic people have to manipulate you. They may appear to be weak, helpless, alone, suffering from some illness the comes up when convenient. The good news for these  toxic folks is God has given us the great gift of being blessed to help ourselves! Yahoo!  Yet these people need to vampire your strong, healthy spirit to build themselves up. These relationships must be eliminated from your life. You can pray for someone all you want, but if they are not receiving your prayers you must say good-bye to them with love and know it is between them and God. You cannot heal them. You can give them the spiritual medicine but if they do not take it, you cannot continue treating their illness of ‘toxicity’ as they suck you dry.

Some relationships, especially with family, are very hard to walk away from. You need to make a decision. Does this person bring you down and not make you feel your spiritual best? Are they ever receptive to your good intention? If this is chronic, you must let them go with love. Don’t argue. Bless them with finding the most benevolent resolution for their issues. Be open to the idea they will be enlightened and be back one day.

Do not feed the fire. The more ‘wood’ (all of your good intention) you put in will be consumed by the ‘fire’ (their issues, negativity, anger, etc.)  They must seek their happiness through themselves. Their healing through themselves. Your job is to be strong, spiritual and divinely connected so you can spread positive energy and blessings to those who need it most and have gratitude for your blessings. You are a walking, radiating white light wherever you go. The people around you who are receptive to your shining blessed spirit, despite their circumstances, will feel your good energy. When you have nothing dragging you down, your positive energy will only multiply and crate ripples of peace, love and joy.

Fill the world with positive spirit. Be blessed and pass blessings to all you encounter. Pray and seek the answers on cleansing your life of all negativity. Be vigilant of the negative energy, vampires and toxic people looking to bring you down and steer clear my friends!

If you would like to join the pray and pass on a Fatima Rosary ~ The Blessings Go Round Initiative ~ Please click this link to my first post:

https://blessingsgoround.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/introduction-to-blessings-go-round-how-to-receive-a-rosary-from-fatima/

Have a blessed day filled with love, joy, abundance and guidance 🙂

My signature T shirt design 'Blessed'

My ‘Blessings Go Round’ initiative strives to create a profound and hopefully life changing experience for those who participate. For those of you who read my blog for inspiration or to figure out your path, I hope the information I provide as well as the inspiring true life accounts of the individuals who prayed on the rosaries to be thought-provoking and instill more belief in you for faith, gives you personal strength and enlightenment in your daily life.

If you come from a place (in your mind/spirit) where you are so detached from spirituality, believing in a higher power, or that you have the power to have all that you want, then my blog may seem far-fetched and a nice little attempt to spread a religious message.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, ‘Blessings Go Round’ the initiative is about praying on a rosary obtained from the very ‘religious’ Fatima, Portugal. And yes, the prayers on the rosary are based in Catholicism. However, I am not here to ‘bible thump’ or preach through a religious perspective. I am just trying to make you aware of your inner voice, a higher power and that YOU have the power to bless. As I mentioned, what prayers and how you pray with the rosary are up to you.

If you find this as ‘mumbo jumbo’ this is not your time. If you are not open to receiving miracles or to think that you can create all your heart’s desires for you, your loved ones and the world around you, then this is not for you. I speak to those of faith, those with an open mind and those who are at a point where ‘something has to change’. I also speak to those who a aware of how true the words I write are and who are aware of the power of prayer… their prayers… therefore, the power to bless.

If you are a believer in the divine, God and the super energy that exists, then you do believe that this energy is in us. God exists in all of us. We and God are one. If this is true, then we have the power to bless. Have you been asked ‘please pray for me/my mom/my dad/my child (etc.) they are in need of a miracle’? Most of us have, at some point, been asked to pray. Even on the news during a tragic event they say to pray.  Why do you think this is? Because we have the power to bless.  As a sidenote: The act of prayer is not religious. It’s meditative and attaches you divine energy. Who you pray to and how you pray may or may not be attached to different religious beliefs.

You don’t have to be Jesus, or anyone anointed by any church as a saint, or even see with your eyes something tangible like turning water into wine or making the blind see, to know you are powerful. Your words, thoughts and actions all create energy that can be positive or negative. You are powerful. You can spread blessings.

A blessings in motion stays in motion! Keep the energy flowing and always give thanks and have gratitude for everything in your life. Pray on the positive. Invite joy, love and abundance to flow into you, through you and to those around you.

Pray for mankind that we may be at peace and for the Earth that there is always balance. Be the vessel for bliss through glorious blessings 🙂

Become a strong link in the chain of blessings … If you would like to join this initiative, please read the first post…and by all means read the entire blog too 🙂

https://blessingsgoround.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/introduction-to-blessings-go-round-how-to-receive-a-rosary-from-fatima/

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I’m sitting in my backyard and it’s a brilliant day out. I have a lot to be thankful for.

The other day I was taking some notes about what to write about until we get some stories coming in from those who are praying on the Fatima rosaries (by the way, one has been sent out to the first person on the waiting list so far. Please see the first post and join us before the waiting list gets really long.)  I was thinking, usually, for those brought up in a strong religious or spiritual home, prayer is part of the daily routine. I however, was raised Catholic but never felt one with my religion because I don’t like how we are made to feel guilty, sin is bad and that was the word (no explanation really) and all the scandals in the church (which were sins, but excused) made me a bit sour. This is why I do not see myself as ‘religious’, however, the fact that Jesus is God’s son and Mary is his mother and so on is very strong with me and there is a God and the spirit of the universe is the reason for all existence and lives within each one of us. I always had a hard time accepting that the bible was written by man, and the translations that some used to preach it are all … well… and not to my taste; maybe one day I will find a church that I feel completely one with… one day. 

Through life I went never fully attaching to a spiritual or religious practice, until my early 30’s… I know I mentioned some of this before. When I had no where else to turn I started listening to my inner self and began to pray (my earlier post tells you the story). I learned the rosary and for a few years I just prayed and prayed … I guess I really had a lot of work to do to reattach ATTACH to spirit. There was lots of crying and trying to understand what am I supposed to do. The day I was inspired to pray for others was one of my biggest and most fulfilling moments. I realized that praying for others was MUCH more peaceful and gratifying than to keep asking for what I wanted. I mean, isn’t that usually the first instinct for those of us that don’t pray ‘Oh please God don’t let this happen to me … I need this … Please God deliver me that…etc.?’  The day I realized it wasn’t about me, it was about what can I do for others is when everything started to open up for me.

Praying for others as well as giving thanks and gratitude led me to a place that you cannot image before you get there becasue it’s hard to know it even exists. Many of you reading who are attached to spirit know what I mean. I know that everything will work out. I KNOW this. One way or another… everything will be fine. I have learned to see the brighter side of things more quickly… all because I pray for others, I know the universe and God give back to me what I’m giving it. If I am theere for others, I know someone will be there for me. If not a physical human, then God. I simply ask ‘Dear Lord, guide me to someone I can help today. I send out a random prayer and blessing to anyone in need. Please bless them with the most benevolent environment for their situation.’

Today just think about others. Once you take the focus off yourself, you have nothing to be stressed over. Once you give your thanks to God, if you believe in him, you know He will provide.  Stop stressing. Know in you heart you are doing the best you can. Give thanks for your blessings and pray for those in need… even if their need is for them to find their own path to gratitude and living in peace and joy. I know people who need to be prayed for, just for them to find their way to a spiritual path. We all know someone who needs to ‘find themselves.’

Pray for others, pray for yourself…. Do you want to join ‘Blessings Go Round’ the initiative? We are praying on rosaries I purchased in Fatima Portugal. These rosary beads will be making their way from person to person around the word. Please see my first post on how to join us. It’s free and this is a group effort to spread the love, joy and blessings. Grow strong with prayer and find your clear path through you and God.

https://blessingsgoround.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/introduction-to-blessings-go-round-how-to-receive-a-rosary-from-fatima/

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Thank you. That is the one and only prayer that needs to be said. As I mentioned before … Prayer is not about a religion. If nothing else, give thanks for your blessings and say ‘Thank You’ to the universe and to God for blessing you with all of the beautiful things in your life and the problems too.

 If it weren’t for hardships and issues we would not grow or appreciate the happy blessings. All hardships and struggles are unsolved problems. Thank God he gave you the opportunity to figure out a solution and an opportunity to grow because out of difficulties always blooms a new life of opportunity, understanding, change, movement, positive energy and more.

Just take a moment from what ever you are doing and say ‘thank you’. Say it again and again. The more thanks you give the more you will have to be thankful for. Read that last line again. I don’t think you will disagree.

Let the blessings flow.

Maybe today is the day you decide to be a part of something grand. Read my first post and join the Blessings Go Round movement. My personal initiative to spread blessings around the world. Click this link >>>

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I met an Angel … It was an Angelic intercession almost missed …

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I met an angel who delivered a message to me one day but didn’t realize it … until two or more years later. Here’s what happened; I used to work at a night club and this guy comes up to me and hands me something. I was very busy and never saw him before or recognized him from that evening. So he comes up to me and hands me something directly into the palm of my hand, I thought it was a tip so I was just like ‘Thanks’ and not to be rude I didn’t look at it right away. When I looked at what the guy gave me it was a little black prayer book and inside was written “Anna time for a career change – JC”  Did you just read that? You get it – right? I didn’t. I was like who the hell is JC and what right does he have to tell me what to do? (Terrible right?) At that time I was so far away from any type of faithfully inspired ritual like prayer or giving thanks or talking to God I didn’t even REALIZE what just happened.

A few years later around 2004, I was on the phone with a girlfriend of mine and we discussed religion and faith and spiritually regularly.  Although at the time I received this prayer book I didn’t know what it meant, I kept it – in my kitchen junk drawer… nice right? BUT I know where it was and it hit me like a hammer when I was talking to her on the phone! ‘OMG I have this book this guy gave me … be right back…’ I retrieved it and opened it. DUH it was SO OBVIOUS! All the hair on my body stood on end… JC; Jesus Christ. Weird right? I know …. Very strange. ‘That guy was an Angel delivering a message’ she said… and I knew it.

By this time I had already started praying several months before and as I flipped through the book I added a few more prayers to my daily routine. Now, I don’t know what I did with that book because I carried it with me everywhere. I think I left it in China on a business trip along with a dress… I need to remember to check the closet and drawers better… LOL. I miss that book. Maybe it was left to inspire someone else?? I would like to think that anyway.

So that’s my story, I was visited by an Angel and my point was, we all have a time when things come into our lives for a reason. I wasn’t ready back then, but when I was, it was waiting… my faith, my belief, my hope, my thanks and my blessings. They all came and will continue to come because I am ready. BTW, the story is true. I wish I still had the prayer book. It blows my mind … I have a few more stories I will post those soon that will blow your mind too.

Have a blessed day! Please join my initiative to spread love and blessings around the world… Read my first post and join us! The waiting list has started… Click this to go to the first post..

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Enjoy my art as you read. 'Believe' one of a kind original art belt buckle by Anna Pereira

When I started to really figure out what I wanted in life, I realized I didn’t know what I wanted even more so than before. What I mean by this is, what I thought I wanted and what brought me what I wanted, fundamentally, were two different things. I thought I knew what to look for in a relationship, I had no idea. I thought I knew what success was, again, I had no idea. I thought I knew what happiness was, yet again, had no idea.

Once I started to pray, it was a journey. I began to pray about problems; Why do I have to go through this or that crisis, dilemma or ‘learning experience’. Why me? 

In my next ‘prayer phase’ I started to get inspirations and then began praying for the things I thought I wanted. That lasted a while too… like a few years… Then a momentus shift came. The life I had, had up until that time was one disappointment after another… in events, people and myself for making the wrong choices. I see now that I had to go through those events to get to where I am… But getting back to this ‘shift’… It hit me one day… STOP. Just stop. Stop wanting, stop asking. Too many questions … too many needs…too much trying to make sense. Just be thankful and then the answers will come. Appreciate more. Have gratitude. This was amazing to me. Once I broadened my needs to be something as simple as ‘I just want pure unlimited happiness in my life’ … BOOM! That was it.

The ‘shift’ I experienced allowed me to change the way I prayed. I began to pray for a happy relationship asking for a good, honorable man who loves me completely (and who is easy on the eyes 😉 ). I asked to feel the success that I know I deserve. I asked to be able to manifest joy in myself and other people. I asked for a feeling of calm and comfort as I am guided on my path. I asked for my relationship to be like a ‘team’ that my partner and I work together and help each other to be the best we can be. Do you know what? I have all that and more.

Life is a journey, and for the sake of keeping this short (I can go on and on) I will stop here. Just believe that you can be inspired, live in Joy, Love, Abundance and on the path to fulfillment. Just listen to what you are being told. Stop trying to fill yourself with what you think you want or ideals. Pray and listen. You will find your path. Believe.

If you have been on your personal journey or want to start today it is never too late. Also, consider joining my initiative to pray and pass on a rosary to help spread love and blessings around the world. Believe in the power of prayer. Click the link below to join us. The waiting list has started.

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Being an artist and entrepreneur with a passion for my art work, fashion and business, trying to make it… was a real struggle. I remember when I felt so alone. I mean REALLY alone. With no one to trust, no one in my personal life to support me … I didn’t know what direction to go in.  I really was in a dismal place. One day (around when I was 31) I was inspired to start praying.

I was always one to fear the hereafter and watched my step to never do ‘real’ wrong, but, to put my total trust and faith into God while I am alive and breathing was a whole different ball game. To look to Him for guidance and my path … that was a true test of my faith.

I was raised Catholic, but do not practice it so I felt kind of strange … at first … but once I started to make prayer a habit, I needed my daily prayer session to make it through the day. That time I had with my rosary was meditative and enlightening. For all the years I had let pass without  prayer and concentrating my energy to manifest divine blessings – as I look back now – was such a wasted time in my life.

I have been lucky, yes. I have lived a life full of many experiences (My accountant says ‘when you write your book I want the first copy.’)  But if I knew back then what I know now and how wonderful and blessed I am, I could have carried this happiness with me on a daily basis instead of suffering for so many years….Why didn’t I do this sooner? Well, I guess you have to go through it to get to it… right?  True… Life IS the process of living… but why not make it the best daily life you can? For yourself … for those in your life … for the sake of the world.

Again, as I mentioned before, the way I pray is a ‘hodge podge’ of Catholic, Spiritually, Universal Divine Love Energy … I can’t really describe it but what I believe and how I feel, feels right with me. In my heart, spirit and soul.

So do it today. Start to pray… In your own way. Make it as simple as ‘Thank You’. That’s a prayer. Have gratitude for your blessings. This is the BEST prayer you can utter. Once you show respect for your blessings, you will be blessed again and again. I know this for sure.

Here is another one of my original works. Enjoy!

I love this inspirational belt buckle! We are all blessed and should be grateful for those blessings. I know I am 🙂

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It’s not about religion…it’s about prayer and being thankful.

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